Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Aqua Pure AP DWS1000 Under Sink Water Filtration System by 3M

This filter has an advanced dual stage carbon block filtration system. You do not have to worry about cartridge change anymore, as it is easy and smooth as always. The 1/4" inlet/outlet connections ensure a free flow of water. The filter comes with a complete installation manual that helps in easy reference and simple installation. You can also hire a plumber for the installation.

  •     Deluxe dual-stage system
  •     Special monitoring device shuts off water - as a reminder to change cartridge
  •     Fully enclosed filter media - No spill, no mess
  •     Sanitary Quick Change (SQC) design - Easy cartridge change-out
  •     Inclusive of installation fittings, faucet - Trouble-free installation
  •     Manufactured from FDA CFR-21 compliant material
  •     NSF Std 42 & NSF Std 53 tested and certified. More details about NSF Standards.
Contaminant Reduction:
  • MTBE is an organic compound that is a volatile, flammable with a minty odor leading to unpleasant taste and odor in water.
  • Chlorine taste and odour
  • Sediment & rust
  • Lead & parasitic protozoan cysts
  • VOCs* (*VOCs include but are not limited to: Benzene, Toluene and Styrene) - Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are organic chemicals that have a high vapor pressure at ordinary room temperature. Some VOCs are dangerous to human health or cause harm to the environment.
  • Nominal Particulate: Class I, ≥0.5 to < 1.0 μm
  • Turbidity
    Inlet/Outlet Size: 1/4" (0.64 cm) tube
    Flow rate: 0.6 gpm (2.3 lpm)
    Micron rating: 0.5 micron nominal
    Capacity: 625 gallons (2,365 liters) or 6 months
    Dimensions: 40.6cm (H) x 27.6cm (D)

Easy for homeowners to install themselves.
The only problem is the fittings for the copper tubing crack after years of use.
I decided to give 3M system a try after reading few reviews and research on its filter quality. These carbon block filters are still going strong after 6 months, although its apparent that the flow isn't as strong as it was during the first month but its still going at a good flow rate.
This unit is much better at removing nasties from the water. This under-sink system is more cost effective and far more convenient without the overflow bits of charcoal that tend to escape from more primitive filters. 

Website: http://solutions.3m.com.my/3M-Water-Filter-Products
Model: AP DWS1000
Price: RM1800 - RM2200 (without installation)
Replacement 2 Cartridges (AP80/90): around RM477 (HomePro)
Capacity: 625 gallons (2,365 liters) or 6 months
Where to buy: http://solutions.3m.com.my/Where-To-Buy/
Warranty: One year
Product Origin: USA
Docs: Performance Data, Specifications

Certification: NSF Std 42 & NSF Std 53 tested and certified 
  • NSF/ANSI 42: Aesthetic Effects - Claim: Taste and Odor Reduction, Chlorine Reduction, Nominal Particulate Reduction, Class I
  • NSF/ANSI 53: Health Effects - Claim: Cyst Reduction, Lead Reduction, MTBE Reduction, Turbidity Reduction, VOC Reduction 

Plumber for installation: Mr Siew (012-364 6949) - RM250
He is not punctual, about half an hour late. But he is good at what he does (installing the water filter). Asked him to fix the broken toilet flush and plumbing as well, and he seemed pretty skillful.

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